Municipality Šempeter - Vrtojba

Šempeter - Vrtojba

Source: Municipality of Šempeter - Vrtojba (http://www.sempeter-vrtojba.si, 26. 6. 2010), archives of the municipality of Šempeter - Vrtojba

Municipality Šempeter – Vrtojba, which is part of the goriška statistical region, measures 15 km2; this ranks it 205th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2015 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2015 about 6,300 people (about 3,100 men and 3,150 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Šempeter – Vrtojba 82th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 422 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average of 102 people per square kilometre.

The number of live births was higher than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 5.3 (in Slovenia 0.4). The number of people who moved from the municipality was higher than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was –5.6. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was –0.3 (in Slovenia 0.6).

The mean age of people in Šempeter – Vrtojba was 44.7 years, which was higher than the national average (42.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Šempeter – Vrtojba the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 159 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was higher than the national average of 123. It also shows that the mean age of people in Šentilj is growing more rapidly than in Slovenia as a whole. Data by sex show that the ageing index for women was in all Slovene municipalities higher than the ageing index for men. In Šempeter – Vrtojba – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

In the school year 2015/2016 basic schools in Šempeter – Vrtojba were attended by about 600 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 200 pupils. There were 50 students and 7 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 39 per 1,000 and 9 per 1,000, respectively.

Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 59% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self–employed persons), which is more than the national average (58%).

The registered unemployment rate was 11%, which is less than the national average (12.3%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Šempeter – Vrtojba, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 2% higher than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 11% lower.

In 2015, there were 395 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 76% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 90 m2.

Every other person in Šempeter – Vrtojba had a car (61 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10.8 years old.

In 2015, 499 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Šempeter – Vrtojba, which is 184 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2015 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)422102
Total increase (per 1,000 population)1
Mean age of population (years)4543
Registered unemployment rate (%)1112
Average age of passenger cars (years)1110
Data for year 2015 Municipality Slovenia
Area km21520,273
Population6,2852,063,077
Number of persons in paid employment4,137713,076
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)1,0361,013
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)461,55595,298,760